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Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Fox Glacier

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Fox Glacier, where you’ll present this voucher for a 30-minute helicopter tour. Board the helicopter, strap in, then lift off above Fox Glacier, which stretches for 8.1 miles (13 km) through Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

    You’ll see ice falls and rock falls from above, and get aerial views of the glacier’s path down the valley. Keep flying towards Franz Josef Glacier—the glacier was named after the then-Emperor of Austria when a German explorer spotted it in 1865—and touch down on a snowfield to throw some glacier snowballs and take the selfies of a lifetime.

    Take to the air again for the return flight to Fox Glacier, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), West Coast Region, South Island
    Departure Time
    Please request your preferred departure time at the time of booking
    Duration
    30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Fox Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (infants 15kg and under are Free of Charge and sit on adults knee)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 25 April 2019

    Bad weather was rolling in on the date of our scheduled helicopter flight, and when Glacier Helicopters called us to tell us that they were cancelling the remaining flights that afternoon we were initially very disappointed. Our tight itinerary timeline didn't leave a lot of...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank laf2travel
    TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

    Hi laf2travel and thank you for your great review. Unfortunately, the weather can scupper plans here on the West Coast but we are so glad that you got up and had such a great time! We are so happy that our experienced pilot got some...More

    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    We soared over Fox Glacier and had a fantastic view of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, and then just over the ridge we saw Franz Josef glacier, upon which we alighted. It was a wonderful and exhilarating experience. We were also really lucky with the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank RucksackT
    TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

    Hello, RucksackT. It sounds like you had a dream flight! It can be very touch and go with the weather around here, but he views would have made waiting for the weather worth your time! Being able to see the two highest peaks in New...More

    Reviewed 14 November 2018

    The breathtaking views and landing on snow perhaps will remain in our memory forever. Our pilot was very friendly and true customer focused. I dropped my GoPro camera during snow landing and when I realized the same I was on the way back to Wanaka!...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Sandip S
    TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

    Hello Sandip S, thank you for your great review. Your photos are fantastic, we’re glad you had such a wonderful time on one of our flights. You’re extremely lucky that a pilot found your GoPro! We’re glad to hear it made it back into your...More

    Reviewed 2 March 2018

    Helicopter trip was cancelled due to cyclone (we understand this) but no options were offered, we were referred to Viator to get our money back but now Viator claims they already paid Glacier Helicopters ... not happy and will pursue thisMore

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Deon M
    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

    Hello Deon M and thank you for your feedback. At the time of cancellation you should have been offered to rebook for another time depending on your travel plans, or explained how to receive a full refund. We apologise that this wasn’t offered to you...More

    Reviewed 26 February 2018

    To be honest, we didn't really research this part of our journey through NZ but as soon as we arrived in the small town of Franz Joseph, the buzz of the helicopters is noticeable and the main street has several tour companies operating. As soon...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Nmack75
    TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

    Hi Nmack75 and thank you for your kind review. A helicopter flight is definitely the thing to do in Franz! We are so glad that we could get you on a flight so soon after you arrived in town and that it was such a...More

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